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Press Release: Frogs, Floods & the Future: Balancing Environment & Economy on MDI

Mitchell Lecture 9-12-01201_2Senator George Mitchell and David Hart will appear at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 PM to speak about the economic and environmental conundrums facing us on MDI, and how we can work together to address these issues. 

For example, we need more housing on MDI, but we want to preserve the natural environment and protect our wetlands.  Severe storms are increasing, which results in greater flooding that damages our roads. Our economy depends on tourists who flock to our beautiful beaches, but the pollution of coastal waters is a continuing concern. And invasive insects, like the emerald ash borer, threaten our forests.  The problems we face require solutions that involve not just science, but also strong alliances between citizens, conservationists, municipalities, and the business community.

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